MWC 2017: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Press Event Live Blogby Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on February 26, 2017 7:33 AM EST
07:39AM EST - Ian here on text, Anton on pictures. Matt is running from the LG press event and may join us
07:39AM EST - Huawei is set to launch the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones, a yearly cadence for their P-series line which targets more mainstream and fashion
07:41AM EST - If you saw the popup / tweet for the LG liveblog, it turns out that the WiFi didn't work. Sorry about that. Matt may post a not-so-live blog later
07:45AM EST - Set to start in 15 minutes
07:46AM EST - this hall is full already, Matt is apparently outside in a queue several hundred people deep
07:47AM EST - Huawei have their own music track that gets played at all these events. It gets burned into your skull eventually
07:48AM EST - WiFi seems good for the live blog though. That being said, last time before a show all the press were emailed 100MB of images as the show started, and it was crippled as everyone downloaded 100MB then reuploaded them in the name of speed
07:48AM EST - We have a couple of 4G lines as backup, though that's never a guarantee...
08:04AM EST - And we're slowly starting. Matt didn't make it in :(
08:07AM EST - Queue dramatic music
08:08AM EST - Dun dun dun dun dun...
08:09AM EST - CMO of Western Europe to the stage: Andrew Garrihy
08:09AM EST - Initial teasers on social media got 162m+ impressions
08:09AM EST - 'How will the P10 build on the success of the P9?'
08:10AM EST - Richard Yu, CEO of CBG at Huawei
08:10AM EST - that's Consumer Business Group, aka Smartphones
08:10AM EST - He's coming onto the stage like a rockstar/wrestler
08:11AM EST - light show and everything
08:11AM EST - P-Series is award winning smartphone for 4 years
08:12AM EST - P-series wants to bring 'The New Cosmopolitan lifestyle: Art plus Technology'
08:12AM EST - Time for a video
08:12AM EST - using the #OO for dual camera
08:13AM EST - Huawei P10: Leica Style Portraiture
08:13AM EST - 'Make Every Shot a Cover Shot'
08:13AM EST - P10 and P10 Plus on stage
08:14AM EST - Unfortunately we don't have a zoom lens
08:14AM EST - 'The Art of Photography'
08:14AM EST - 'The P10 is iconic with dual camera'
08:14AM EST - 'Our design is modern with leading technologies'
08:15AM EST - 'We have leading craftmanship and fashion'
08:15AM EST - 'Leading in metal craftmanship'
08:15AM EST - Hyper Diamond-Cut Finishing, tactile to touch wit light replection
08:15AM EST - reflection
08:15AM EST - No fingerprint, anti-scratch and non-slip
08:16AM EST - Over a million micro-cutting process
08:16AM EST - I've already felt it, it's an interesting implementation
08:16AM EST - Shown is the Dazzling gold
08:16AM EST - Ceramic white has super high gloss
08:16AM EST - Also traditional sand-blast finishing
08:17AM EST - also graphite black
08:17AM EST - The power button is a different texture to the volume rocker. For some reason Huawei didn't do that with the Mate 9, but with all other devices
08:17AM EST - Rose gold and Presige gold in matte as well
08:17AM EST - Mystic Silver
08:18AM EST - Now a quote from Pantone
08:18AM EST - Huawei recently announced a partnership with Pantone
08:18AM EST - Leatrice Eiseman on thestage, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute
08:19AM EST - 'Huawei reached out to us'
08:19AM EST - 'All of our work is done in pairs'
08:19AM EST - P10 in Pantone 'Greenery' 15-0343
08:19AM EST - The new color for the season
08:19AM EST - 'Color of the Year 2017'
08:20AM EST - (Pictures are slowly uploading out of sequence, sorry)
08:20AM EST - 'We think this color is symbolic of new beginnings'
08:20AM EST - 'Refresh, restore, renew'
08:21AM EST - 'If we use green items, humans want to breathe deeper'
08:21AM EST - 'Green is very uplifting'
08:22AM EST - 'What green can do for us'
08:22AM EST - 'trends in interior design: people are aware of plants in their home'
08:22AM EST - green green green green green green
08:22AM EST - Now green food
08:23AM EST - 'Green is nutritious'
08:23AM EST - 'Green has a high visual impact'
08:24AM EST - 'It registers with the consumer whether they consciously notice it or not'
08:24AM EST - 'Green is bold and lively, assertive'
08:25AM EST - Second P10 color: Dazzling Blue (19-4029)
08:25AM EST - 'More influence regarding color'
08:26AM EST - 'Blue is connected with the cosmos, as mysterious'
08:26AM EST - 'Watery immersion'
08:27AM EST - Blue is 'Artisanal'
08:28AM EST - 'Blue is authentic'
08:28AM EST - 'Blue is deepthinking, profound'
08:29AM EST - 'Blue is trustworthy'
08:29AM EST - Phones on display
08:31AM EST - Underglass fingerprint sensor on the front, not the rear
08:31AM EST - Smart touch - one key can replace three (swipe, short tap, long tap)
08:31AM EST - Our news post on the P10
08:31AM EST - pictures incoming
08:32AM EST - 6.98mm thick
08:32AM EST - No camera bump
08:33AM EST - P10 Plus, 5.5inch 3750mAh
08:33AM EST - '2K' display, 500 nit, 1500:1 contrast
08:34AM EST - Water and dust resistant
08:34AM EST - nano coating onboard
08:34AM EST - nanocoating on P10 and P10P
08:34AM EST - Eight colors total, Greenery, Blue
08:35AM EST - EMUI is themed depending on the color device, so Green phone gets green UI
08:35AM EST - Now a design video. One moment while I change laptops...
08:37AM EST - Now for camera
08:37AM EST - Going for an iconic portrait
08:37AM EST - Vogue can use P10 to recreate 1950s cover shots
08:37AM EST - New breakthroughs in UX
08:38AM EST - Leica premium lens
08:38AM EST - P10P lens updated to Summilux H lens with f/1.8
08:39AM EST - 20MP mono, 12MP RGB
08:39AM EST - Professional mode
08:40AM EST - Low light performance
08:41AM EST - Night photography with the new lenses
08:41AM EST - Daylight photography : wider dynamic range
08:41AM EST - Macro photography, laser for short focus
08:43AM EST - Fast focus in motion
08:43AM EST - Support 4K H.265
08:43AM EST - 'Leica style portraiture'
08:44AM EST - Button in camera app
08:44AM EST - 3D facial detection, captures pixel level detail for algorithms
08:45AM EST - Dynamic illumination for portrait enhancement
08:45AM EST - Which might be confused for a beauty mode
08:45AM EST - Natural bones effect
08:46AM EST - Bokeh, not bones
08:46AM EST - Hybrid zoom still here
08:47AM EST - 'authentic mono portrait, Bokeh in mono mode'
08:48AM EST - Selfie camera, f/1.9, 2x brightness
08:49AM EST - Automatically adjusts for more people in a selfie
08:49AM EST - Another demo c
08:49AM EST - Video
08:50AM EST - Leica dual camera, Leica front camera
08:50AM EST - Leica photographer to the stage
08:50AM EST - Managed Baumann
08:51AM EST - 'easy to handle the pro stuff, color comes through'
08:51AM EST - 'its really perfect'
08:52AM EST - Multi Level Bokeh in monochrome
08:53AM EST - Richard Yu back to the stage
08:53AM EST - P10 Video
08:54AM EST - Now technology
08:54AM EST - 'Slow. Ales for a bad experience'
08:55AM EST - 'worlds first 4.5G LTE smartphone'
08:56AM EST - LTE Quad Antenna 4x4 MIMO for stronger connectivity in P10P
08:56AM EST - Up to 2x speed even in low signal quality
08:57AM EST - 60% fewer drop calls in weak signal areas
08:57AM EST - WiFi 2x2 MIMO
08:58AM EST - 'Huawei Geo Technology' minimise location drifting by GPS in tunnels
04:31AM EST - P10 price, 649 euro for 4gb/256gb
04:31AM EST - P10P 699 euro for 4/64, 799 euro for 6/128
04:32AM EST - Watch 2 at 379 euro for 4G, 329 euro for non 4G, classic is 399 euro
04:32AM EST - Sorry, we had a network outage at our hosts for 20 minutes
04:33AM EST - Missed most the tech and Watch 2 info
04:33AM EST - We have the PR for the watch, will write it up soon
09:26AM EST - That's a wrap!